Not a very eventful day at practice, pretty similar to yesterday. Walk through in the morning, and practice with just helmets in the afternoon. The team won't be playing any contact drills until Friday. The only player to not participate was QB Josh Bordner, who was held out of practice due to discomfort in his back.
Mark Blaudschun provided some interesting updates on some former BC players. Billy Flutie is still with BC, working with Gene DeFilippo in the administrative end of athletics. Always have to figure there will be a home for any Flutie at Boston College. Mike McLaughlin, who was recently cut by the Denver Broncos visited the Eagles as well. Looks like he has hit a point in his life where he has to figure out if he can still catch on in the NFL, or try his hand in becoming a GA at a school.
BC Class of 1994 alum and two time NFL Pro Bowler Stephen Boyd will be the Eagles representative in the ACC Legends Class of 2011. He will be joining such legendary players as Chris Slade (UVA), Andre Wadworth (FSU), and Jim Otto (Miami). Boyd will be inducted during a ceremony on December 2, the day before the ACC Championship Game.
Defensive Coordinator Bill McGovern sat down with Globe writer Mark Blaudschun and talked the challenges of working with Frank Spaziani. Among many of the things he talked about was the importance of Luke Kuechly to the success of the defense, replacing Mark Herzlich and DeLeon Gause, and how the defense prepares for a game. Definitely worth a read.
BC visited Kansas State and University of California to check out their field turf earlier this week. Kansas State (Snyder Stadium) uses GameDayGrass 3D60H for their surface, while California Memorial Stadium uses a surface called "Momentum Turf". BC is due for a huge renovation of their field at Alumni Stadium next season.
"I expect him to take some steps forward. He played as a true freshman and contributed ... He played off of instincts and athletic ability. Now he has a year under his belt. He's a mature kid and takes it serious. He wants to work hard and we're looking for him to make some strides."- Frank Spaziani on Kevin Pierre Louis